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to the historic building over the next 10 years for a tax break. >>> supervisors will occur plans to chose four more fire stations. the chief says it is necessary after a failure of a partial tax hike to fund the district. they are looking at closing four to save $3 million. san jose's police chief says he will decide, before he leaves office next month, to allow expanded gaming at the casino card club. the owners want to open more tables on the 8th floor. the 15 million facility. the owners are suing the city for holding up permits to open up the club earlier this year. >> the the supreme court could announce tomorrow if it will hear appeals on several cases involved same sex marriage. one is an appeal from the defenders of proposition 8. the initiative banning gay marriage that has been struck down in lower courts. in the invests decide to let the rulings of the lower court stand same sex marriage will be legal in california. >>> five challenges to the defense -- five challenges of the defensive marriage act are being challenged. >>> no sign of a compromise on the taxes. the treasure secreta
on taxes for americans. >> he remains optimistic despite harsh words. >> with the clock ticking in washington and the fiscal cliff looming, he says the white house will only agree to a plan that including higher tax rates. >> if they are going me -- to force higher rates on all americans because their tax rates go up on 2% of americans, that's a choice we'll have to make. >> one1.6 trillion in tax revenue, cuts to medicare. he insists the bush era tax cuts must expire. >> what we did is put forward a very comprehensive, mix of savings and tax reforms that help us put us back on a path to stabilizing our death and living within our means. >> rebel cans did not welcome -- republicans did not welcome the proposal. >> i think it's essentially a rerun of his revenue proposals. they are 1.6 trillion in revenues and tax increases. >> and they're expressing frustration with the lack of progress. >> i would say we're nowhere. he's pointing out the administration did offer six hundred billion in cuts to healthcare. he remains optimistic a deal will be made. i'm elizabeth reporting. >> the
spending cuts and tax increases known as the fiscal cliff. >> tonight we're no closer to a deal. mark matthews is here now with latest for us. >> it's been 16 days since president and leaders met to talk about avoiding ts fiscal cliff n that time, nothing much moved. now, we've got three weeks in change, and the failure will be felt by everyone. in san francisco's cafe, the owner has been watching the fiscal cliff creep closer hoping for a resolution. >> if they don't, it's going to be tough. >> he's talking about employ qleez can see income taxes increase by a couple thousand dollars. >> cost of living is really high. and tough to make especially in the city like san francisco. >> if congress ask the president can't reach an agreement, income taxes will go up on nearly all americans average family paying extra $2000 to $2400 a year, spending cuts mean cuts to education, transportation, research and development. there is a proposal to up airline fee that's could raise $1 billion cutting back on those who receive food stamps could bring in another $4 billion to $16 billion eliminating
are talking about the consequences of taxes going up on the middle class. outside groups are turning up the pressure for congress and the president to reach of a deal. cbs reporter danielle nottingham reports from washington. >> representative maloney -- >> reporter: lawmakers are getting an earful about why they need to avoid the so- called "fiscal cliff." >> you got it nail this down. uncertainly is killing us. >> reporter: top economists came to capitol hill thursday to talk about the impact of tax increases and government spending consults on the middle class. >> creating jobs -- >> reporter: president obama and house speaker john boehner spoke on the phone wednesday but publicly are holding firm on their positions. the white house has made clear the country could go over the cliff if republicans refuse to raise taxes on the top 2% of american earners. >> to do that to 98% of the american people, because of an insistence that the wealthiest americans get a tax cut would be profoundly wrong. >> reporter: republican leaders say they will close loopholes and eliminate tax breaks but bu
about the possibility of taxes going up because there aren't enough in sacramento to block it. lawmakers ushered in the new era today at the capitol after the election and as we report, democrat contract now hold essentially all the power. >> please wrist your right hand and repeat after me. >>reporter: new session begins with a dramatically reshaped legislature with democrat contract holding super majority powers in both houses. giving them the authority to raise taxes without republicans and override gubernatorial veto. still newly upon atheed assembly speaker vows to listen to the g.o.p. >> find the rate solution for the challenges facing our state is not the task of one party or one house. >>reporter: already though democrat contract have introduced a constitutional amend tomorrow make changes to proposition 13. the landmark initiative that limits how property taxes are assessed and requiresthirds vote for any new taxes. state senator proposal asked voters to allow logical communities to raise taxes for schools with 55 percent of the voychlt allowing a third of the state to or l
- thirds of majority that allowed them to raise taxes if they choose without any republican support. >>> on capitol hill, there are just 29 days left for lawmakers to get together and find a way of avoiding the so-called "fiscal cliff." if a budget plan is not approved by year's end, automatic tax hikes and across- the-board spending cuts will take effect. but democrats and republicans seem to keep digging in their heels speaking on the sunday news talk shows. >> the president and the white house have had three weeks and this is the best we've got? >> what we can't do is try to figure out what works for them. they have to tell us. >> if congress doesn't act, america will ring in the new year with $110 billion in spending cuts and a $500 billion tax increase. >> "fiscal cliff," are you tired of it? >> i know. we are tired of it. >>> 6:10 now. a trip goes terribly wrong. how a california magician ended up in the hospital. >> the coast guard loses one of its own. how a smuggling investigation off the coast of santa barbara turned deadly. >> and we have a major recall to tell you about
anything without a tax increase for the nation's highest earners. >> we're going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up. and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. >> the gop counter offer calls for raising $800 billion in revenue without raising taxes. jay carney liken today to magic beans and fairy dust. >>> still counting the multibillion dollars vote that will not die. and how much the recount is costing bay area taxpayers. >> and the day after an epic evening commute meltdown, muni decides to let one group of passengers ride for free. >> and here comes flu season. why this year may or may not be different than normal. government after being toldo shut down. drakes bay oyster company >>> the owners of an oyster farm are suing the federal government after being told to shut town. they were hoping to -- shut down. they were hoping to get a 10-year extension in the next lease, but in a move by local environmentalists, the secretary of the interior refused. the company says the decision violates a state water lease and 10 million oysters could be loss. >>> fish and g
are talking, no breakthrough locked in a stalemate. president obama demanding higher tax rates for the wealthy and permanent extension of the debt ceiling be part of a deal. >> he showed what is he is after is assuming unprecedented power without limit. >> reporter: republicans say they will only raise tax revenue in exchange for deep spending cuts. if washington can't strike a deal one casualty would be the end of compensation for long term unemployed, people like melinda worried. >> christmas and things of that nature probably off the table. >> reporter: aides met yesterday but no signs of progress. tahman bradley, abc7 news. >>> if you park at a bart station while riding the trains get ready for potential hike in fees by 50 cents twice a year at high volume lots. it would cap the increases to $3 a day. currently commuters shell out a dollar. west oakland costs five. bart makes 15 million dollars a year in parking fees, an increase could mean extra five million dollars annually. >>> muni offering riders a holiday gift, free rides only good on december 28th, the 100th anniversary of the agenc
administration will refuse any fiscal cliff deep that does not include a tax hike on the richest americans. geithner remains optimistic despite harsh words from republicans. >> reporter: with the clock ticking in washington and the fiscal cliff moving closer every day, tim geithner said they will only approve a plan with tax rates. >> if they are going to force higher rates on virtually all americans, because they are unwilling to let tax rates go up on 2% of americans, then that's the choice they're going to have to make. >> reporter: geithner presented his plan to republicans, calling for $1.6 trillion in revenue and cuts in stimulus spending. he suggested the bush era tax cuts must expire for the wealthiest americans. >> we put forward a very comprehensive, carefully designed mix of savings and tax reforms to help us put us back on a path to stabilizing our debt and living within our means. >> reporter: republicans did not welcome the proposal. >> i was disappointed by the president's proposal. i think it is a rerun of his budget proposal. the revenue proposals are $1.6 trillion in reve
on facebook to see if it's pag all o of their taxes. they have been making regular visit os the facebook offices to see if they're reporting the income. facebook says they come ply with italian law and pays taxes. >> wells fargo bank today gave hundreds of homeowners 20,$000 toward a down payment on a home. >> guys, wells fargo e has deals in some east bay cities, the plan is to take forsale signs and turn them into sold. >> they're teaming up with other people to lend a hand to help people who want to purchase a home in select communities we're seeing housing values start to sgliez they will support home buyers with a program that allows the people with down payment assistance. >> we're going to give them a $20,000 grant for 0 % rate and that is forgiven as long as they stay in that house for five years. >> there are certain neighborhoods that the house has to be in and there is an new mexico limit. income limit. >> i knew i couldn't afford that down payment so this helps me. >> if you're not able to jump on this, don't worry. >> some of that money will go back into the pot so
for-to-avoid the fiscal cliff and both sides are playing hard ball. issue taxes and revenues. bush era tax cuts expire the first of the year. democrats want tochl tend them to the middle class but not the wealthy. republicans appeared to signal their willing to discuss increasing revenues but not necessarily by taxing the rich. >> there are a lot of things possible to put this on the table. none of us are going to be impossible. the president insists on this position. insisting on my way in the highway. >> democratsç& responded saying it doesn't work without raising tax autos because republicans are holding the tax cuts as they have all along, hostage to tax cuts for the wealthy. >> economists say the uncertainty about gaining steam dead in its track autos a jobs report balances out phone shall of going over that fiscal cliff this, is adding2÷, 136,000 people added to payrolls and national unemployment rate fell to 7.7%. the dow chimed 81 points. nasdaq went the opposite direction because the stock has been in free fall lately. dropping another $14 a share today, cisco no longer con
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will consider a makeover for the fox theatre. councilmembers are weighing a request from the owners for a tax break. in exchange, the owners will make a number of improvements to the historic building over the next 10 years. >>> a coast guard investigation into suspected smuggling near the channel islands off the santa barbara county coast has turned tragic. a small boat deployed by the coast guard was rammed by a smuggler's vessel before dawn yesterday. the collision threw two coast guard members into the water. one of them was killed and another was injured in that incident. >>> l.a. police say four people were found shot to death outside a large home in suburban northridge. the dead were two women in their 20s a man in his 30s and another man in his 40s. the incident happened early yesterday morning. the home apparently served as an unlicensed boardinghouse. detectives are now looking into a motive. >>> a second chance for same- sex marriage could happen in just a few hours when the u.s. supreme court will announce more cases it plans to take up. the high court did not include same-sex mar
today about taxes. he said the obama administration will refuse any deal that keeps tax cuts in place for wealthy americans. republicans are meeting that idea with stiff resistance. >> reporter: with the clock ticking and the fiscal cliff looping closure he says the white house will only agree to a plan that includes higher tax rates. >> if they are going to force higher rates on all americans because they are unwilling for 2% of the americans, that is a choice they have to make. >> reporter: calling for $1.6 trillion in tax revenue. he insists the tax cuts must expire for the wealthiest americans. >> what we did is put forward a very carefully designed mix of tax reforms to put us on a path to fixing the debt. >> reporter: republicans did not welcome the proposal. >> i was disappointed by the president's proposal. i think it is a rerun of his budget patrol. it is $1.6 trillion. >> reporter: and expressing frustration with the lack of progress. >> i would say we are nowhere. >> reporter: he disagrees, pointing out the administration offered $600 billion in cuts to healthcare and other
investigation. >> voters spoke rejecting a parcel tax for fire services in contra costa county. >> the decision made to close several stations there. abc news has a story from clayton. >> happening now in contra costa county, the board is making a difficult decision to close four fire stations w[ it's the only one in this small town. now, residents will face longer response times in qais case of a fire. the others are in martinez walnut creek and west lay fayette. no firefighters will lose their jobs?Úñ and and a parcel tax for fire services on the ballot. >> they're going to have a deal yai. you never know when you have an emergency what time of the day or night. and it could mean the difference between five minutes and 10 minutes. it's for a fire, meaning a larger fire, and for life saving measures could mean life, or death. >> in clayton, abc 7 news. >> investigators looking into the cause of a fire in petaluma. >> sky 7 is above the scene, you can see crews trying to fight the flames there this, fire started about 3:30 this morning in a large home in a rural area. took crews about two hou
on fiscal cliff debate. president wants debt reduction that includes higher taxes on the wealthy. congressional republicans came one a counter proposal. their plan would reduce the national debt by 2.2 trillion including 800 billion in new tax revenue but no tax increase for the top 2% of earners. if congress and president can not reach an agreement income taxes will automatically go up for nearly all americans. >> 7 news teaming up with a job journal for another higher event. cawters have more than 350 jobs available at the free event in san jose. >> among the company hiring, hyatt regency santa clara. california army national guard. new york life insurance and financial services as well as sleep train.so what to do bring the resume to the double tree hotel in san jose from noon until 4 tomorrow. good opportunity to perhaps find the job you are looking for. >> magician from chico is recovering from severe burns to his head and face it happened while wayne was performing on television in the dominican republic and the show host douses him with cologne that is flammable. the
debate. president wants debt reduction that includes higher taxes on the wealthy. congressional replicans came one a counter proposal. their plan would reduce the naonal debt by 2.2 trillion including 800 biion in new tax revenue but no tax increase for the top 2% of earners. if congress and president can not reach an agreement income taxes will automatically go up for nearly all americans. >> 7 news teaming up with a job journal for another higher event. cawt have more than 350 jobs available at the free event in san jose. >> among the company hiring, hyatt regency santa clara. california army nional guard. new york life insurance an financial services as well as sleep traino what to do bring the sume to the double tree hotel in san jose from noon until 4 tomorrow. good opportunity to perhaps find the job you are looking for. >> magician from chico is recovering from severe burns to his head and face it happened while wayne was performing on television in the dominican public and thehow host douses himith cologne that is flammable. the head burst in flames. suffed first s
wants debt reduction that includes higher taxes on the wealthy. congressional republicans came one a counter proposal. their plan would reduce the national de 2.2 trillion including 800 billion in new tax revenue but no tax increase for the top 2% of earners. if congress and president can not reach an agreement income taxes will automatically go up for nearly all americans. >> 7 news teaming up with a job journal for another higher event. cawtersre than 350 jobs available at the free event in san jose. >> among the company hiring, hyatt regency santa clara. california army national guard. new york life insurance and financial services as well as sleep train.so what to do bring the resume to the double tree hotel in san jose from noon until 4 tomorrow. good opportunity to perhaps find the job you are looking for. >> magician from chico is recovering from severe burns to his head and face it happened while wayne was performing on television in the dominican republic and the show host douses him with cologne that is flammable. the head burst in flames. suffered first second degr
the possible long term impact, the tax increases voters approved in proposition 30 could have on our state's economy. nannette miranda has the story tonight from sacramento. >> governor brown successfully got voters to approve proposition 30, a temporary income tax increase on high earners and a boost to the statewide sales tax to save public schools. but a new forecast calls it a double-edged sword because it will drag the economy slowing growth. >> republicans have been saying that for some time. any time that you have higher taxes, it changes behavior but it also dampens the economic recovery. >> they estimated payroll growth to be between 1-2% in the next two years. it predicts unemployment rate will average 10.5% by the end of the year and then go to 9.7% next year with a jobless rate of 8.4% in 2014. >> i think it's an oversimplification. >> an economist who is school finance consultant. he says it doesn't take into account if they rejected prop 30 six billion in cuts mostly to public education. he thinks californians want to trade short term growth for an investment in kids. >> we w
it up to himself and the president to reach a deal to avoid automatic tax hikes and deep spending cuts. and while the two men may be negotiating privately, yesterday the president took his message to the public, visiting a local virginia family as a part of his my2k social media campaign, sitting around the kitchen table. he told the family he was optimistic. >> the message that i think we all want to send to members of congress is, this is a solvable problem. the senate has already passed a bill that would make sure the middle-class taxes don't go up next year by a single dime. just to be clear, i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevents the top rate from going up for folks at the top 2%. but i do remain optimistic that we can get something done that is good for families like this one and that is good for the american economy. >> what great news, i think. don't you think so, mark mckinnon? i loved the president's tone there, talking about how a deal could be done. and i was critical of him when he did a campaign event up in philadelphia -- or pennsylvania a couple days ag
, adding up to some $20 >> and we need more tax relief and just occurred gas tax. related disaster aid rejected by both fema and santa cruz county is going which, like this slide on santa cruz county has third only a tenth of the gas tax something has to change. people walking on san francisco's embarcadero this = sunshine 4 this af w temperature in '60s as we go for sunday, we will see even warmer temperatures. beckon to the mid '60s. another mild today is expected as we take a look outside at the satellite & radar. we are starting to see some high clouds over the bay area from the north. no rainfall expected it is well to the north and keep it dry. it will be chilly. temperatures in the 40's on futurecast and even 30's for the delta. i think we could see more 30's and with the computer model is showing. first, let us check out this afternoon with 50s. and temperatures could be going into the 60s than just the north bay. let us take a look at the morning's low. quite chilly. 34 degrees. 35 degrees in fairfield. and 37 degrees and concord low 40's for the east bay shore. and 40 degree
of survivors will attend the 48th annual beacon in honor of pearl harbor day. >>> coming up, tax refund checks california is itching to give away. what you need to know to find out if one is yours. >>> despite that is leaving a rotting mess on a posh >>> good phoerpbl. a lot of fog inland by the afternoon all seeing more sunshine than yesterday upper 50s to low 60s this is just the beginning of the warming trend doppler across the state you can see radar returns are well up into oregon, dry with 50s and 60s los angeles and palm springs mid 70s to low 80s there. if you are heading to the sierra tahoe will be making snow, mother nature not going to provide new powder this weekend. 51 friday, 42 for a high sunday. >>> good morning. so far friday light. good visibility on the san mateo bridge, traffic flowing nicely no delays, everybody is at the limit towards the highrise up and over towards san mateo eastbound hayward side too no metering lights yet crowded at the bay bridge toll where you can see cash paying folks are slightly delay. new accident sunol grade southbound 680 at south mission. >>>
begin a new section with promises not to raise taxes. democrats won a majority in both houses in the election. it allows them to raise taxes with little concern of republican opposition. leaders will avoid dog that considering voters just passed prop 30 as l. the republicans and governor brown say they will be watching the democrats to keep it in check. >>> lawmakers are honoring nevin. he died yesterday at 69. he was a former supervisor, mayor of daly city and police inspector in san francisco. congresswoman jackie spear today called him a giant who had boundless compassion. the current supervisor says he was a great leader and vision. among other causes he af indicated for all children to receive -- adsroe indicated for all children to have health insurance. >>> the pope goes high-tech. what the religion leader is about to do for the first time el look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixt
million more in taxes and the united kingdom. the announcement comes in response to an out recent outcry in the u.k. that multinational companies are skirting taxes by shifting profits overseas divisions. the managing director of starbucks u.k. says they have always paid taxes to the letter of the law will make additional payments in 2013 and 2014 despite the fact that the u.k. unit is not yet profitable. the will and amazon have also been targeted as not paying their fair share and england. >> it is 6:11 a.m. and we'll be back in a couple of mess. minutes. you are just going to have to trust me, this is walnut creek. we will be right back. =dj local reservoirs' have seen a needed increase in water levels because of last weekend's storms. reserves and santa clara and proves it evidently with the rainfall. levels are still not exactly where they need to be though. since last wednesday the santa clara valley water district says average storage in their 10 reservoirs' increase from 74 to 91% where they should normally be. that is a nearly 4 billion increase of water. reservoir levels increa
serious about solving this problem. >> a sticking point remains whether to raise tax rates for the wealthiest two percent of americans. speaker boehner concedes the rich will pay more in taxes, but says that won't solve a spending problem. his democratic counterpart says republicans should act for the other 98 percent. >> passing middle income tax cuts means the end of holding them hostage from tax cuts for the rich. >> president obama also tried to pin a negotiating tactic on republicans, saying congress can't tie fiscal cliff negotiations to upcoming debt ceiling votes. >> i will not play that game. we've got to break that habit before it starts. >> it's a sign the two sides have a lot to discuss---once they decide to do so. emily schmidt, kron4 news >> depending on you who you speak with. this wild prank. the hospital got a call from deejays she was pretending to be the queen and he was pretending that he was prince charles. incredibly, the hospital thought that it was correct and they released information. >> the call was put through to the ward and i am not impressed
are expected to vote to officially shut them down for good after voters rejected a parcel tax in november. measure q would have preserved existing levels of fire service. officials say they will have to scale back responses to low priority calls. >>> investigators looking into a deadly cabin fire near fairfax say it was caused by a marijuana glowing operation. a body was found burned in the cabin. the fire chief says the source of the blade was illegal wiring feeding -- of the blaze was illegal wiring feeding electricity into that shed. >>> a water line under mountain view drive ruptured following sunday's storm causing the road to collapse. repairs are expected to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. >>> soon workers blaming a clogged sewer line backed up and broken sewer lines all over that region sewage started spilling out of a money hole sunday morning, 30,000 gallons they are not sure if it reached a nearby creek. >>> tentative settlement between port of oakland and union as oakland is getting extra business because of a port strike in long beach and los angeles. clerical workers
associated press poll shows there is clear support for president obama's insistence on raising taxes on highest income earners. in the poll 48% want the cuts on income exceeding $250,000 a year to expire in january, while continuing them for everyone else, 30 to% wanted to renew -- 32% wanted to renew tax cuts for everyone. >>> this afternoon, the 49ers' new stadium will reap a construction milestone crews will erik the uppermost structural steel beams 200 feet above the ground. -- 49ers ceo york and other dignataries will hold a ceremony. the two beams pained gold will bear signatures of the projects 570 construction workers, 49ers as well as santa clara city leaders. the work began in july. the stadium remains on schedule to open for the 2014 season. >>> we had 49er day earlier in season now it is raiders day. >>> definitely going to be a tough morning. not hanging heavy over the bay bridge or as we look at the ferry building from downtown san francisco wind blowing out of the west keeping dense fog from forming. also what is pushing the moisture into the atmosphere and why we have
virginia couple to highlight his push for extending current tax rates for everyone but the top 2%. new associated press poll shows there is clear support for mr. obama's plan in the poll 48% want the tax cuts on incomes exceeding quarter million dollars a year to expire in january while continuing them for everyone else. 32% want to renew the tax cuts for everyone. findings seem to strengthen the president's hand in his negotiations >> recall alert for parents from 7 on your side. government is taking action against makers of nap nanny, a portable baby recliner, after five infanned -- five infant deaths. the nap nanny poses risk of injury and death to infants. the commission says it is a dangerous product with a faulty sign. coming up on "good morning america" at 7:00, why the makers are refusing to pull its product. >>> this afternoon cal will hold a news conference to introduce the bear's new coach, sonny dykes has hired yesterday to rebill the program he leaves louisiana tech after three seasons. this year -- his bulldogs led the nation in scoring. he runs spread offense expected to
were on capitol hill yesterday to talk about the negative impact if those automatic tax increases and spending cuts tick in january 1st. meanwhile president obama paid a visit to a northern virginia family who would suffer financially if a deal isn't reached. >> for them to be burdened unnecessarily because democrats and republicans aren't coming together to solve this problem gives you a sense of the cost involved in very personal terms. >> still the white house says the across the board spending cuts and tax hikes will takes effect if republicans refuse to raise taxes on the wealthiest americans. meanwhile a new survey shows the president's approval rating is at the highest point since the raid that killed osama bin laden. in addition, 42% believe the nation is heading in the right direction. >>> 6:10, a tycoon wanted for murder, how john mcafee ended up in the hospital. >>> a van plows into a jewelry store, narrowly missing the customer, what the driver says caused her to lose control. >> last going on, i had a former student give birth in the car. >> how about that, a lesson t
class tax bills will increase by $2,000. >> we're in the midst of the christmas season. i think the american people are counting on this getting solved. the closer it gets to the brink, the more stress there is going to be. >> reporter: what may raise the stress level even further is the promise that both the president and treasury secretary geithner has made. that is, if tax rates don't rise for top earners, there will be no deal. >> i'm not going to sign any taxes that somehow prevents the top rates from going up for folks at the top 2%. >> if that happens, if there's no agreement, economist mark zandi told a congressional hearing it would be bad news. >> if we go over the cliff and there's no change after that, we hit the gdp in 2013 will be 3.5 percentage points. the economy is growing two percentage point. subtract 3 1/2 and that is a severe recession. >> reporter: republicans will be blamed if there is no agreement say the president is acting in bad faith. >> i think it's fair to say that the president is not interested in a balanced agreement, is he not particularly inter
will pay $60 million in additional taxes in the united kingdom. the announcement comes in response to a recent outcry in the u.k. that multinational companies are skirting taxes by shifting profits to overseas divisions. the managing director of starbucks u.k. says they have always paid taxes to the letter of the law. but will make additional payments in 2013 and 2014 despite the fact that the u.k. unit is not yet profitable. : amazon also have been targeted as not paying their fair share in england. >> we will have more on the weather and traffic and more on the sunshine later this afternoon. combat is 5:14. >> reservoir is that as local reservoirs and a much- needed increase in water levels as a last week end storms. >> reservoir is in santa clara and gross unethically with rainfall, the levels are still not exactly where the need to be. >> since last wednesday the santa clara valley water district said average storage in their reservoirs and attend reservoirs' and chrism 74 to 91 percent of where they should be. that is an increase of nearly 4 billion gal. of water. and over in
million. one reason was the projected tax proceeds from facebook stock sales came in november, not october. and there were more corporate refunds than forecast. >>> and our dry weather continues but temperatures have been dropping off over the past few hours. 30s showing up. right now 39 in santa rosa. 53 in san francisco. hayward 48 degrees. first thing tomorrow morning, saturday, bundle up. coolest locations will be in the low to mid-30s. santa rosa watch out for dense fog. quarter mile visibility right now. we could have dense fog in the inland valleys to start out saturday. 30s and 40s. into the afternoon, by 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., upper 50s to low 60s out there. coming up, how much more warming you can expect for sunday and when showers return in the five-day forecast. >>> plans to dispose of a while that washed ashore in malibu. it has been on the beach since sunday. they are all consolidating resources to remove it. they plan to take care of it as soon as low tied begins next week. >>> the latest trouble facing cat williams after a chase in sacramento. >> this feels good. i think we
, leaving it up to himself and the president to reach a deal to avoid automatic tax hikes and deep spending cuts. and while the two men may be negotiating privately, yesterday the president took his mess dwrooj the public, visiting a local virginia family as a part of his social media campaign. while sitting around the kitchen table, he told the family he felt optimistic. >> the message that i think we all want to send to members of congress is this is a solvable problem. the senate has already passed a bill that would make sure the middle class taxes do not go up next year by a single dime. just to be clear, i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevents the top rate from going up for folks at the top 2%, but i do remain optimistic that we can get something done that is good for families like this one and that is good for the american economy. >> an added wrinkle to the fiscal cliff talks is the debt ceiling, with the government on pace to reach its borrowing limit early next year. the white house stated its position on the 14th amendment, which some theory rise is a way for the p
, yes, we think it will be a wonderful christmas gift to the american people to have a tax cut come january. >> congress must come up with a budget compromise before the end of the year or tax hikes and federal spending cuts will go into affect. pelosi will try to force a house vote to break the deadlock. tonight's annual gala event honored the entertainment great including dustin hoffman, david letterman, led -zeplin and chicago's buddy guy. they received the award for culture and the arts. >>> the" twilight" finale held on to the number one spot for the third straight weekend earning more than $250 million domestically since it opened. "sky fall" hung on to second place followed by" lincoln," "rise of the guardians" and" life of pi." they should top $10 billion for the year next weekend. and now one last check on the weather with leigh glaser. >> we'll check one more time with live doppler 7hd. mainly clear conditions and no returns being picked up right now. that moisture has moved to the south and to the east of us. a nice break tonight and tomorrow, and then we will see a weake
a tax cut come january. >> congress must come up with a budget compromise before the end of the year or tax hikes and federal spending cuts will go into affect. pelosi will try to force a house vote to break the deadlock. tonight's annual gala event honored the entertainment great including dustin hoffman, david letterman, led -zeplin and chicago's buddy guy. they received the award for culture and the arts. >>> the" twilight" finale held on to the number one spot foreed earning more than $250 million domestically since it opened. "sky fall" hung on to second place followed by" lincoln," "rise of the guardians" and" life of pi." they should top $10 billion for the year next weekend. and now one last check on the weather with leigh glaser. >> we'll check one more time with live doppler 7hd. mainly clear conditions and no returns being picked up right now. that moisture has moved to the south and to the east of us. a nice break tonight and tomorrow, and then we will see a weaker system bring us more rain as we head into tuesday night and wednesday. if you are traveling tomorrow, trying
by a partial tax measure that failed last month. today the contra costa county supervisors were grappling with shutting four of the stations. >> we did say we would listen to what the voters said. they either would want us to continue the current service level, or they would not approve it. unfortunately it did not get the two-thirds it n >> the vote was postponed, but many feefl it is inevitable because the district feels it needs to shutdown two more stations by july of next year. >> the county supervisors will vote to close down the stations next tuesday. as i mentioned, they will also have to close down two more by july of next year along with one or two more by july of 2014. reporting live in martinez, alan wang, abc7 news. >> thank you. >>> a school in new jersey was forced to remove a bob marley branded drink from the lunchroom after several students became ill. it is called marley's mellow mood. the drink's label says it is not intended for children, however several middle school students bought it on campus. some became lethargic and volume milted. a food service manager has been
of a parcel tax on the november ballot means that there are few option left. >> this is not an easy choice. it's not what we want to have to do. but we are out of options. and we're going to do the best we can to protect them even with the stations closed. >> a public hearing was held today where mayors and residents of the communities affected told the fire district board it must look at other options. the next meeting is scheduled for tuesday, december 11th. the board says at that point it would have to make a final decision on the face of the fire stations. >>> three firefighters who were hurt responding to a crash in the east bay are out of the hospital and back at home tonight. they were responding to a crash on highway 24 on sunday morning when an suv lost control on the road and hit them. the driver of the vehicle is still in critical condition. >>> a proposal to buy a drone for the alameda county sheriff's office has been taken to committee for further study. the move comes after the aclu and other groups raised concerns. the unmanned aerial system would be used for search and rescue
others could have been saved by a partial tax measure that failed last month. today the contra costa county supervisors were grappling with shutting four of the stations. >> we did say we would listen to what the voters said. they either would want us to continue the current service level, or they would not approve it. unfortunately it did not get the two-thirds it n >> the vote was postponed, but many feefl it is inevitable because the district feels it needs to shutdown two more stations by july of next year. >> the county supervisors will vote to close down the stations next tuesday. as i mentioned, they will also have to close down two more by july of next year along with one or two more by july of 2014. reporting live in martinez, alan wang, abc7 news. >> thank you. >>> a school in new jersey was forced to remove a bob marley branded drink from the lunchroom after several students became ill. it is called marley's mellow mood. the drink's label says it is not intended for children, however several middle school students bought it on campus. some became lethargic and volume milte
washington $500 million a year in taxes and business. opponents worry legalization will lead to more people using drugs. >> this is not what you're going to pick up in baggy at the corner. >> it's the opposite. >> reporter: a former microsoft executive has plans for up market marijuana shops. >> we're positioning premium marijuana similar to a fine cigar. something to be saverred. something to be consumed in moderation. >> reporter: the new stores would be modeled after those in many states for alcohol. by next month a similar law will go into effect in colorado. but all those big plans could go up in smoke because of federal law. the justice department says it's studying the situation here in washington but the feds have warned residents of the state that under federal law all marijuana use is illegal. >> well, if you've ever bashed a business online, beware. those nasty comments could cost you. a virginia woman got slapped with a $700,000 lawsuit for criticizing her contractor. her scathing reviews on angies list and yelp included pictures of the jobs. when she suggested that he also stol
president obama's argument that the economy is doing well enough to handle attack -- handle a tax hike for wealthier americans. >> the fact that this this report is strong, i think puts a little bit of wind in his sails. >> reporter: john boehner is holding a news conference here on capitol hill. he's now lead -- he's now leading the negotiations with president obama. we will show -- we will show you -- tell you what he has to say coming up next hour. >>> starting next year, apple will start making some of its products here in the u.s. apple's ceo tim cook says one of its manufacturing operations will be moved here from china. it's not clear where that assembly plant will be. that announcement comes as criticism is mounting. >>> well, clorox corporation has a deal with a san diego- based investor to sell its headquarters building in downtown san diego. west core properties agreed to buy the 24-story building on broadway. the terms of the deal, that has not been disclosed. but analysts estimate that building may have sold for $90 million. a lease arrangement will allow clorox to keep th
. >> the fiscal cliff is the term that is given to a set of spending cuts and tax increases that will take effect in january if congress does not act to stop them. >>> investigators are trying to determine what happened before a football fan fell or jumped from the third deck at the oakland coliseum. he fell to the concourse during last night's broncos, raiders game and taken to the hospital with serious injuries. they called it an accident and it remains under investigation. >> the rails are like three to 4 feet. if you don't pay attention, you can fall. he fell yesterday. >> the raiders did issue a statement. the team had no information beyond what authorities are releasing. their thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. >>> coming up in a few minutes, roger good dell will say where the raiders shall play in the future and who would pay to build a new stadium. >>> this couple accused of killing this woman are going to court. the couple is accused of killing a retired schoolteacher who was found stabbed to death back in october. the washingtons were arrested after they spotted them
. the president continues to take his views on a middle class tax cut to the country. gas prices continued to drop. we will take a look at where they stand this morning. >> he is liven studio with us and he would delay scene and dance of what his life has been like. who knew that we could do this. he is a very talented man and i was also review the new gerard and butler sam. >. >> there is plenty of sunshine here. this puts a frown on our face. this is dense fog outside we're waking up to a cloudy conditions. for that afternoon we are expected to any of sunshine and temperatures will be slightly warmer. it was also been a bit breezy. we will get up to about 20 to 30 m.p.h. with the winds. the yellow on the spring states where the dense fog advisor has been issued. it is expected to expire at 11:00 a.m. very last take a look at it right now. >> it has improved for fairfield in concord. down to zero. it has been a chilly start with the mid 30's. mid-40s for daly city. it has been upper 34 fairfield. it is low 60's for the south bay. i will have your full forecast coming up. >> after a few weekends o
breaks. >> starbucks will pay $60 million in additional taxes in the united kingdom. the announcement comes in response to recent outcry in the u.k. that multi national companies are skirting taxes by shifting profits overseas divisions. the managing director of starbucks u.k. says that they have always paid their taxes to the letter of the law. but will make additional payments in 2013 and 2014 despite the fact that the u.k. unit is not yet profitable. >> local reservoirs' have seen a much needed increase in water levels since the last weekend storms. reserves and santa clara improve significantly with the right fog, but levels are still not exactly where they need to be. since last wednesday, the santa clara valley water district says that the average stores in their reservoirs' increased from 74 to 91 percent of where they should normally be. east bay mud says all there reservoirs' are now at 85 percent capacity. as far as water supply--they are in good shape. to many more storms, they will have to release some water into creeks to maintain the levels. >> this is a live look from t
points still the same, the white house says no tax hikes for the wealthy, no deal. republicans say it's out of the question. >> the math is clear. the only way to accomplish these things is allow the rates to go up in the top 2% of taxpayers. >> he is going to punish success. we are going to put at risk the economic growth we need to create jobs and taxpayers and revenue we need to lower our deficit. >> temperature there's no deal by the end of the year, harsh tax hikes across the board and steep spending cuts automatically kick in. >>> federal health officials say flu season is already in full swing and what's more, early reports are that this year's strain may be severe. ines ferre reports. >> reporter: if you haven't had your flu shot yet now is the time. this is therriest start of the flu season -- this is the earliest start of the flu season in decade. alabama, also louisiana, mississippi, tennessee and texas are already reporting higher-than-normal numbers of cases. >> we usually see flu begin to have an uptick in four to six weeks now so seeing it this early could predict not o
across-the-board spending cuts and tax increases. we have been saying this for weeks. they will kick in if a budget agreement is not reached by year's end. >>> a number of state lawmakers had their cars fixed and you paid for it. lawmakers lost the perk of a free car about a year ago at least 37 of them deciding to buy the cars. that was an option. they have been using them when the state sold them. first they had all the cars repaired and maintained at state expense. $78,000 worth of work. >> as a taxpayer, you know, it's my money going to it so it's frustrating. >> doesn't sound fair. we work really hard for our money. >> we do. but a source in the legislature says the work was worth it. the state got more money when it sold the cars that were not bought by the lawmakers but had the repairs done. they got more money for those cars. so i guess it evens out. >>> same-sex marriage is now legal in the state of washington. dozens of gay and lesbians got in line to pick up marriage licenses at the county courthouse of every in seattle. governors signed the measure into law yesterday. the
what future tax rates will be and if they can afford more hiring. but on capitol hill democrats are trying to highlight the positives. >> we had a little problem because of what happened with hurricane sandy but we'll still have about 100,000 new jobs. >> reporter: the report comes out in just 15 minutes. we'll show you who is hiring and who is not. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time now 5:15. fundraising records were shattered by both president obama and mitt romney during their campaigns. they raised more than $2 billion. campaign finance records show the president raised $1.1 billion for his reelection effort. his republican challenger mitt romney was close behind. $1.1billion. now the record setting amounts don't include the hundreds of millions sent by super packs on ads. >>> it was called the zombie apocalypse. why this simulation at a homeland security area is being called a waste of taxpayer money. >>> mountain view police need your help identifying a woman suspected of stealing thousands of dollars from other people's bank ac
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